Going It Alone
For the most part, I fish and boat by myself. There are some things that need to be considered if you’re going to hit the water by yourself.
When you are going it alone, there is an entirely different launch process you need to follow. Unlike when you have a partner, you’re not going to be able to back the boat up and have someone drive it off and dock it while you go park the tow vehicle. There are a million different methods for self launching but one thing I generally do is, once the boat is tied off to the dock, I start the engine to let it warm
up while I’m parking the truck and trailer. Depending on where you are launching and how much trust you have in your fellow boaters, you may or may not want to do that. I will, within the next couple of weeks, post a video of my self launch process.
Personal Protection is Much More Important
If you’re going to be out on the water by yourself, it is of the utmost importance that you wear your personal flotation device! If an accident happens, there’s no one else there to help so being able to help yourself becomes that much more important.
Just Be More Careful!
There are definite advantages to fishing and boating alone. Chief amongst them is the level of peace and tranquility that you can achieve when sitting in your favorite, out of the way cove and listening to the silence. However, it’s important to consider the safety risks of being alone and disconnected and to adjust accordingly. If you allow for the heightened risks involved in boating and fishing alone, I think you’ll find that there is a tranquility to be achieved that is unequaled and may just turn you into a lone boater for life!
Tight Lines, My Friends!
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